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Indian Navy ship seizes arms and ammunition off Somali coast

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An Indian Navy ship has seized arms and ammunition off the Somali coast, in a swift anti-piracy operation, officials said Monday.

The ship, Sunayna, carried out the operation on Friday in which two high-calibre AK 47 and AKM rifles as well as some ammunitions were seized from a number of boats, approximately 400 nautical miles northeast of Mogadishu off the Somali coast, the Navy officials said.

The ship was deployed for anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden since October 6.

On November 9, the ship detected a few suspicious boats and later seized the arms and ammunitions from them.

The boats and crew were released post interrogation, the officials said.

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First Published: Mon, November 12 2018. 20:10 IST